GG Blog Photo Of The Day: President Jonathan and The Newly-Weds

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It was celebration and dancing galore for our president and his wife rejoices with Faith and her husband at Aso Villa Chapel on sunday in thanksgiving for a successful wedding.

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Photo Of The Day:President Goodluck Jonathan Giving His Daughter Faith Away In Marriage To Her Husband Godswill

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The traditional marriage of Jonathan’s foster daughter is currently going on in Beyelsa and here are some first photos courtesy of Maestromedia and Helen Ozor.
The traditional marriage journey began last night Friday, April 4, 2014 at about 7pm, with the payment of bride price and exchange of gifts between the 2 families, it’s part of the rites that must be observed. Though, it wasn’t the main event itself, in attendance were the family members on both sides and a sprinkling of friends, the likes of Hajia Bola Shagaya, Senator Ben Obi, Ifeanyi Uba, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa, Governor Liyel Imoke, some 1st ladies and many more.

President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerian couples to love and endure each other to guarantee a successful marriage.

Jonathan spoke on Saturday in Otuoke, Bayelsa, during the traditional marriage of his daughter, Faith, to Godswill Edwards

“Endurance is the ingredient for marriage; for any marriage to last endurance is key, ‘he said.

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Ifeanyi Ubah

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Wedding Bells: Faith Elizabeth Sakwe,Goodluck Jonathan’s Daughter Is Getting Married On April 5th.

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There are strong indications that President Goodluck Jonathan’s daughter, Faith Elizabeth Sakwe, is about to get married.

According to E24-7 Magazine, she will be having her traditional wedding in Bayelsa at the Otuoke, Bayelsa State residence of the president on April, 5, 2014, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Her white wedding will take place at the International Conference Centre, Herbert Macaulay Way, Abuja, on April 12, 2014, Saturday. The lucky bridegroom is Godswill Osim Edward.

Since the news broke that Godswill and Faith would be wedding, bespoke tailors and bridal wears designers have started to besiege Aso Rock to get the nod of the President’s daughter to make the wedding dress, while event managers have inundated the office with proposals and quotations.

It is expected that the wedding, being first since Jonathan became President, many of his aides revealed, promises to ooze with style and status.

See the photos of the exotic, gold-coloured wedding invitations below

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Wedding Bells: Faith Elizabeth Sakwe GOodluck Jonathan’s Daughter Is Getting March On April 5th

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There are strong indications that President Goodluck Jonathan’s daughter, Faith Elizabeth Sakwe, is about to get married.

According to E24-7 Magazine, she will be having her traditional wedding in Bayelsa at the Otuoke, Bayelsa State residence of the president on April, 5, 2014, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Her white wedding will take place at the International Conference Centre, Herbert Macaulay Way, Abuja, on April 12, 2014, Saturday. The lucky bridegroom is Godswill Osim Edward.

Since the news broke that Godswill and Faith would be wedding, bespoke tailors and bridal wears designers have started to besiege Aso Rock to get the nod of the President’s daughter to make the wedding dress, while event managers have inundated the office with proposals and quotations.

It is expected that the wedding, being first since Jonathan became President, many of his aides revealed, promises to ooze with style and status.

See the photos of the exotic, gold-coloured wedding invitations below

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R.I.P To NIS Stampede Victims,We Demand For Answers And Fast Too

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Words are not enough to express my anger and disappointment with the horrific Nigeria Immigration Service exercise that turned sour leaving many youths,numbers still uncomfirmed but not less than twenty so far pronounced dead in various states of the federation.
Honestly,am simply loss for words and could imagine what the bereaved families are going through now in their various homes loosing their loved ones all because of unemployment amongst Nigerian graduates and no form of empowerment whatsoever.

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After spending years in the university and graduating,doing the compulsory one year NYSC service in various states of the federation, the dream of every Nigerian graduate is to be gainfully employed in any of the companies or organisations, earning decent income and in turn helping their families who must have laboured through thick and thin to see that one graduates,but alas this is not meant to be to be as most of the positions had been occupied by those who- knows-who in the society and even if you must be considered, you will have to drop tons of thousands of naira ranging upto 300,000# and above to get the job , if you’re lucky its not a scam .
Days will roll into months and months into years and yet no sign of getting employment. Sadness will lead to frustration and the will power to survive this harsh reality and for those who cant possibly cope will tend to resort to other illegal and illegimitate means of survival while the perserved ones will either get themselves empowered on their own or with the assistance of families and friends.

The minister of Interior,Abba Moro and the NIgeria Immigration Service (NIS) owe us a lot of explanations. We are calling on His Excellency,Dr.Goodluck Jonathan and the Federal Government of Nigeria to come to the rescue of the youths by providing us with job employments thereby alleviating the sufferings being passed through. We are also demanding that NIS and the Interior Minister Abba Moro to explain to us why the exercise was a total disaster, why they collected 1000# registration fees from thousands of Nigerian youths, why there was no adequate provision of conducive areas for the exercise,and no safety precautions to ensure that lifes are protected.
We demand for justice for the souls of the departed and adequate compensations to their families. May their souls Rest In Perfect Peace Amen.

Crazy:Home Jonathan’s adopted father’s kidnappers reject N30m offer

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The kidnappers of Chief Inengite Nitabai, cousin of President Goodluck Jonathan, have rejected N30 million offered by the family for the release of the septuagenarian, our correspondent learnt.

The kidnappers had, last Friday, opened communication with the family and demanded N500 million ransom as a condition for the release of Nitabai, Jonathan’s adopted father.

The family did not hide their feelings by telling the captors that the demand was outrageous.

Since that Friday, it was learnt that the family had been in a quandary as to how to ‘appease’ the kidnappers to avoid them hurting or killing the victim.

Nitabai was kidnapped on Sunday, February 23, by unknown gunmen, suspected to number 10, and whisked them away in his private Sport Utility Vehicle to yet-to-be-ascertained destination.

A security source, who craved anonymity, told our correspondent that the kidnappers said the N30 million was too small.

He said, “The kidnappers were said to have described the N30 million offer by the family as a huge joke.

“They said it was ‘unpresidential’ to give such a paltry sum to them. What will N30 million amount to when shared by all the interested parties in the abduction.”

The rejection of the N30 million offer came on the heels of call by the Ijaw Youth Council on the family not to offer any ransom to the kidnappers.

The IYC said a three-man committee had been set up by the council to work with security agencies to fish out the kidnappers.

Spokesman for IYC, Eric Omare, who made this known after the inaugural meeting of the council at the Ijaw House in Yenagoa, said the identities of the three men would not be disclosed for security reasons as serious progress had been made to free the victim.

Omare said, “We have warned those concerned not to pay any ransom to the kidnappers because it (kidnapping) is a crime which the council is fighting against.

“Contacts have been established and we want to assure all that in no distance time the President’s uncle will be released.

“In consonance with the position of the IYC we have advised the relevant persons not to offer any ransom in order to effect the release of President’s uncle because if we offer ransom we are encouraging more kidnappings.

“IYC’s position is that criminality must be erased from Ijaw land, so we have told them not to offer any ransom, though he has not been released, we are very sure in the next few days or hours we would effect his (Nitabai’s) release.

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